You can almost feel a collective sigh of relief as the evenings lengthen and spring shoots start to appear in the garden. Yes, it really is spring, and your home must be ready for a makeover. As The Chelsea Flower Show starts today we’re looking at how to bring some of the new season style into your bedroom, creating a girly bedroom inspired by pretty spring florals.
It’s the perfect moment, with floral prints blooming all over the high street, making it easy to tap into the trend. If a quick refresh is all you’re after then look no further than a new set of bed linen. You’ll find a wealth of floral prints perfect for spring in the shops. Choose from painterly florals which look as though they’ve been delicately drawn in watercolours, or go for a more traditional country-style look with chintzy florals. If you are more cautious then go for a throw – adding a throw with a tiny flower print to plain white bed linen will add just a hint of the outdoors while leaving the bedroom feeling calm and pared-back.
Not enough for you? Well even your bed frame can grow with the flow in this trend. For a real fairytale feeling why not try the Florence bed frame. This metal bed frame features laser-cut leaves and flowers in a subtly pretty satin nickel finish – it’s just like sleeping in your own floral bower.
For a boho take on this style you could go for a gypsy-style chest of drawers with inlaid flower details. However our recommendation is to instead keep the other bits of furniture simple. Many retailers have a great selection of white glossy bedroom pieces in slim, feminine shapes for this season. Accessories with copper details this type of furniture will add a touch of warmth and modernity – important for staying out of the granny-chic zone and without overwhelming the room with pattern.
A perfect revamp for this trend is to add a panel or two of wallpaper. This season sees more choice than ever in floral prints – try to pick something that is sympathetic with other prints in the room. Stick to either traditional curling tendril prints, delicate little flower bunch prints or big bold blooms, with similar styles on cushions, bed linen and rugs.
Walking on petals
All good gardeners know that it’s all about the ground. A rug or even a new carpet is a delightfully easy way to introduce floral notes to your room. A good neutral rug, like the Manhattan Floral Rug in beige, will be easy to add in with other pieces, while the simple print of leaves and flowers brings a girly touch. Looking for a more traditional feel? A classic floral rug in soft shades will add not just a sense of luxury but also a hint of the floral trend that won’t overwhelm.
With both botanical and floral prints a huge high-street trend, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to cushions, mirrors, prints and vases. Here’s where you pick what sort of flower-lover you are – if you like a formal display then go for a restricted palette of colours and accessories all from one collection that share a common print. If your style is ‘more is more’ then go for it – mixing up prints, scale, colours and tones is the epitome of care-free girly decorating, so follow your instincts and add layer after layer.
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